Self-Assessment Tools

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.    – Vince Lombardi

To be a great boss one has to take the time to assess the skills and attributes needed to be a succesful leader.  Few bosses outside of Fortune 1000 companies have ever performed leadership assessments, and even fewer have had the benefit of a personal coach. Self assessments are time consuming, especially when also involving one’s manager (to share the information and collaborate on action items). But the time is an investment in one’s effectiveness to lead others. And as the above quote states, improving these skills takes hard work.

This page has on-line resources for self-assessment tools, a Quickie Questionnaire“, and if you are brave and can handle candid, anonymous feedback, read “Questions to ask your subordinates.

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